just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 19 March 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week.

PHILIPPINES: San Miguel Corp eyes brewery sale to Kirin

San Miguel Corp has confirmed that it is willing to sell its outstanding shares in San Miguel Brewery.

UK: Price erosion causes Champagne headache

Nearly half of the growth in Champagne prices in the UK over the last decade was wiped out by discounting during the country's economic recession in 2009.

US: Diageo to increase North America marketing spend

Diageo is looking to up its marketing spend by 10% in North America during the first half of the year.

In the Spotlight - Coca-Cola targest Nidan Juices

Reports earlier today (18 March) have suggested that The Coca-Cola Co has tabled a bid to purchase a stake in Russian juice producer Nidan Juice.

INDIA: Radico Khaitan confirms US$75m share sale

Radico Khaitan has succeeded in its aim to raise around US$75m from a share sale.

GOBAL: PepsiCo adopts soft drinks schools policy

PepsiCo is to adopt a new global policy to stop sales of its full-sugar soft drinks to primary and secondary schools by 2012.

UK: Scottish Gov't considers Scotch state of play

The Scottish Parliament has held a meeting with senior members of the Scotch whisky industry today (17 March), to consider the state of the sector as well as future growth opportunities.

FRANCE: Champagne producers to use lighter bottles

Lighter bottles are to be made available to Champagne producers as part of efforts to reduce the wine region's carbon footprint.

GLOBAL: A-B InBev sets water target

Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to significantly cut the amount of water used by its breweries around the world over the next three years.

FRANCE: China offers hopes as Bordeaux wine sales sour

China provided the major bright spot in a grim year for Bordeaux wine exports in 2009, according to trade body the Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin du Bordreaux (CIVB).


Sectors: Beer & cider, Soft drinks, Spirits, Water, Wine

Companies: Diageo, San Miguel Corp, Radico, PepsiCo, Kirin, Coca-Cola Co, InBev

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